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Tonya Shellnutt

Tonya Shellnutt

Tonya Shellnutt


September 12, 2014 1:47 pm

Students doing fine without Common Core

I am not surprised to hear that Dennis Parman and Denise Juneau are "dismissing the complaints of Common Core opponents outright.” This particular mindset is actually the problem: a lack of transparency creating many contradictions.

December 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Common Core critics air data concerns – state, school officials answer

HELENA – As Montana public school students take new English and math assessment tests linked to new Common Core standards, the state and school districts will keep records of the test results.

November 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Common Core experiment destined for failure

I find it interesting that all the "Montana Teacher of the Year" recipients support Common Core. Common Core is an untested, unpiloted program that is going to cost the state of Montana an estimated $34 million to implement. According to the OPI, Montana was at or exceeding the current stand…

October 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

America's debt crisis is critical

"We don't have an immediate crisis in terms of debt," President Obama boldly stated in a March interview with "Good Morning America." The national debt in the United States stands at $16,882,459,082,109. Can you even say that number? If this is not a debt crisis, what is?

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Billings officer recalls intense heat, heavy smoke at fatal house fire

Billings officer recalls intense heat, heavy smoke at fatal house fire

People were screaming that others were trapped inside the burning house when Billings police officer Jon Kristjanson got out of his patrol car and ran toward the fire.

June 27, 2012 5:15 pm Photos


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Police video: Fatal house fire

Police video: Fatal house fire

Dashboard video and audio of the fatal house fire at 1204 N. 25th St. on Tuesday from Billings Police Officer Jon Kristjanson's patrol car.

June 27, 2012 5:01 pmLoading…

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